Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #45 107.97 PIT Active 3 years 25 5'11 189 @twheat002
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2016 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Aug-04-2016 by Shawn Childs


After a slow start to the season over his first ten games (16 catches for 273 yards and a TD on 32 targets), Wheaton exploded for nine catches for 201 yards and a TD on 13 targets in Week 12. Over his last six games of the year, Markus had 28 catches for 476 yards and four TDs on 47 targets. This production over a 16 games schedule would add up to 75 catches for 1269 yards and 11 TDs on 125 targets. With Martavis Bryant out for the season, Wheaton has a chance to be an impact WR2 in the Fantasy market. He has now has three years of NFL experience while adding big play ability to his game in 2015 (nine catches of 20 yards or more and five catches of 40 yards or more). One could argue his success late in the season was a result of weaker coverage due to Brown and Bryant drawing more of the attention from defenses. His value is trending upward, and Markus will have opportunity added to his equation in 2016. He has an excellent shot at 70+ catches leading to his first 1000 yards season and close to double digit TDs.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
7.06 Corey Parson - There will be a lot of love for Steelers 2nd year wide out Sammie Coates this year but Wheaton is a veteran of this system and could have a break out season with Martavis Bryant suspended for the year.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
9.09 Gridiron Experts - Jody Smith - With the season-long suspension for Martavis Bryant, Wheaton is firmly entrenched as the starter opposite of Antonio Brown for a potent Pittsburgh offense. Wheaton also really came on in the second half last season, putting up 32 grabs for 476 yards and 4 touchdowns after the Steelers Week 11 bye. 
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
8.09 Scout Fantasy - Corey Parson - Wheaton is a player that I will that I will have a ton of shares of this season. Like the offense the developing talent and he played better down the stretch last season. Sammie Coates will push him for playing time, though.
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